Prophecy’s Pulacayo (Silver) Mining Production Contract Approved and Signed
October 7, 2019 (Source) – Prophecy Development Corp. (“Prophecy“ or the “Company“) (TSX:PCY)(OTCQX: PRPCF)(Frankfurt:1P2N) is pleased to announce that the Pulacayo Mining Production Contract (“MPC“) between Prophecy and the Corporación Minera de Bolivia (“COMIBOL“), a branch of the Bolivian Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy, was executed on October 3, 2019.
Prophecy was notified of final government resolution approving the MPC on Sepember 27, 2019. The MPC grants Prophecy the 100% exclusive right to develop and mine at the Pulacayo and Paca concessions for up to 30 years. It is comparable to a mining license in Canada or the United States.
Prophecy’s Bolivian subsidiaries have spent $25 million on Pulacayo and Paca, with over 80,000 meters of drilling, a completed historic independent feasibility study, and an approved detailed environment impact assessment (“DEIA“).
The Honourable César Navarro Miranda, Minister for Mining and Metallurgy of Bolivia, states:
“Damos la bienvenida a la Empresa Prophecy, que con inversión canadiense, el día de hoy se une al trabajo arduo que realizamos como Gobierno para el desarrollo del sector minero.
La firma del Contrato de Producción Minera tendrá incidencia económica y social positiva a nivel nacional, regional y de manera directa al municipio de Uyuni.
Las Inversiones, como la de Prophecy serán siempre bienvenidas pues se enmarcan en el principio declarado por el Presidente del Estado Plurinacional:
“queremos socios y no patrones.”
[Translation by Prophecy]
“We welcome the company Prophecy which, with Canadian investment, joins today the hard work we do as a Government in developing the mining sector.
The signing of the Mining Production Contract will have a positive economic and social impact at the national and regional levels, and directly on the municipality of Uyuni.
Investments such as Prophecy’s will always be welcomed as they fit within the framework of the principle declared by the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia:
“We want partners, not bosses.”
Prophecy’s founder and executive chairman, John Lee, commented from La Paz Bolivia: “The MPC is a landmark milestone in advancing Pulacayo. With great passion, our highly experienced and motivated technical team are ready to pursue Pulacayo resource expansion and to fast track this top-tier silver project to production with unwavering support from our partners, the Bolivian government and local community.”
Pulacayo has access to water, power, and railway to the Antofagasta seaport. Only 30% of the 3 km long Pulacayo Tajo vein system has been drilled, according to historical and Company records.
Further to the news dated September 30, Prophecy reports that 5 diamond drill holes have been completed at Paca. The core samples have been sent to the ALS Chemex laboratory in Oruro, Bolivia, with assay results expected in November.
The technical contents of this news release have been prepared under the supervision of Danniel Oosterman, VP Exploration. Mr. Oosterman is not independent of the Company in that he is employed by the Company. Mr. Oosterman is a Qualified Person (“QP”) as defined by the guidelines in NI 43-101.
Prophecy is developing Pulacayo silver project in Bolivia and Gibellini vanadium project in Nevada. Further information on Prophecy can be found at www.prophecydev.com.
PROPHECY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
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